The 2021 school year marks our 16th annual running/walking event, which helps fund a scholarship in memory of an admired and cherished West Side teacher, Karen Weeks. The event has traditionally been held at Karen's favorite walking spot, Olander Park in Sylvania. Though last year's event was virtual, it was a great success. This year, we're returning to an in-person event at Olander Park and offering a virtual event for those who wish to participate anywhere!
Karen taught at WSM from 1988 until she lost her battle with breast cancer in 2005. She wanted to leave her mark at West Side and requested in her will that a scholarship be established in her name. For the last 15 years, a scholarship has been awarded to a child whom the staff feels symbolizes all the best characteristics of a Montessori student. Our event is named after Karen's nickname, K'Dub.
Money raised through this event will go towards funding the Karen Weeks Memorial Scholarship and general tuition assistance. Thank you for your support!
West Side Montessori is an independent, accredited Montessori school educating children 13 months through 8th grade (preschool, kindergarten, elementary school and middle school). We are one of the leading private schools in Toledo, and the nation.